Last Weekend another Enduro race take place in Les 2 Alpes, France and finally Jerome ascended to the top. In the women class Tracy only consolidated its excellent performance over the three races.
Press Release from EWS:
Les 2 Alpes, FRANCE – After a puncture in Val d’Allos left him off the podium, Enduro World Series’ favourite Jerome Clementz (Cannondale Overmountain) took a commanding 25 second lead in the early part of today’s Cannondale Enduro Les 2 Alpes race and held the advantage to finish in number one spot. It was the decorated enduro athlete ‘s first win of the Series.
Team Lapierre’s Nico Vouilloz and Sam Blenkinsop came second and third. Jared Graves (Yeti) put into top 3 finishes to regain ground after a mishap in stage 1. Fabien Barel’s podium hopes after his Round one victory in Punta Ala were once again frustrated by a puncture.
In the Women’s race, Tracy Moseley (TREK Factory Racing) continued to dominate the Series, taking her third victory in a row, ahead of Cecile Ravanel (GT Skoda) and Emmeline Ragot (Team Lapierre).
Loris Vergier (Team Lapierre) proved that Junior Series leader, Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) can be beaten, using a 26 second lead from the first stage to vault into first place. Both Junior racers put in times that challenged even the fastest men. After dominating the series so far, Maes ‘ vulnerability may have been revealed, but he retains the overall junior lead.
The third round of the Enduro World Series, held during the opening weekend of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, July 7, saw the steepest and most technically demanding course of the Series yet, with four stages, all chairlift accessed, packed into a single grueling day of racing.
“We couldn’t have had three more different races,” said Tracy Moseley. “Everything has been tested. This one was tough.”
“Tough” was a word that got a work-out over the weekend, as did the athletes.
Enduro World Series Managing Director, Chris Ball, says, “That was a big course with huge challenges, both physical, mental and technical. I’m blown away once again by the riders, their speed, strength and commitment.”
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- Clementz Jérôme
- VOUILLOZ Nicolas
- Blenkinsop Samuel
- Absalon Rémy
- Atherton Dan
- Graves Jared
- Gracia Cedric
- Wildhaber René
- Keene Curtis
- Leov Justin
57. Fidalgo Marco
- Moseley Tracy
- Ravanel Cécile
- Ragot Emmeline
- Chausson Anne Caroline
- Thoma Ines
- Joseph Rosara
- Hannah Tracey
- Dieffenthaler Pauline
- Martin Anka
- Emmett Kelli
Next, the Enduro World Series moves on to Winter Park, 27-28 July, where racers will face another set of conditions and challenges, in Colorado’s smooth, flowy, high-altitude terrain, and the contest for the Enduro World Champion continues.
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